South By Southwest’s annual film festival is an increasingly important presence in the world of indie cinema and this year was no exception. Established distributors and emerging forces alike snapped up everything from docs to comedy over the weekend in Austin.
In the 1980s that the teen movie really took off. The leading purveyor of adolescent angst and embarrassment was John Hughes, who pretty much dominated the decade with a series of brilliant comedy dramas that explored every aspect of growing up. However, he wasn’t alone. Here are seven titles, from “The Breakfast Club” to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (all featured in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die), that offer up a portrait of being young in Reagan’s America.
South by Southwest Film Festival is known for its mumblecore, raunchy comedies, unique horror films—and in recent years, large world premieres. Here are ten of our favorite movies that premiered at SXSW, including “Bridesmaids,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Knocked Up,” that have gone on to launch careers and interesting collaborations.
Michael Douglas has freely admitted that making onscreen love with beautiful women like Kim Basinger in “The Sentinel” isn’t exactly a tough day at the office, but he once observed, “everybody has had sex… everyone has an opinion on how it should be done.” Douglas has always done it his way… many times!
Critics and festival juries alike are applauding Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, the 2014 documentary from RECTIFY writer-director Scott Teems who examines actor Hal Holbrook’s perennially popular 60-year-old one man show about Mark Twain.
The Brat Pack’s time in the spotlight may have been short lived, but their pop culture impact carries no expiration date. Take a nostalgic trip with us as we reminisce on our all-time favorite Brat Packers–Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe.
2015′s South By Southwest Film Festival kicked off Friday, and this year boasts a long list of buzzed-about features from biographical docs to Judd Apatow’s latest comedy. If you’re anywhere near Austin, don’t miss “Trainwreck,” “Spy,” or “Brand: A Second Coming.”
Few sci-fi classics scare the pants off us as much as Alien. And none of them have Ellen Ripley, a kickass heroine who remains one of the greatest characters ever. But since it’s always fun to mess with the classics, what follows are ideas that could’ve, would’ve, maybe should’ve been in the Alien films.
As we’re counting down to the final episodes of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner is letting fans in on some insider info–the movies that inspired the series. From North by North West to Vertigo, find out the movies that made a lasting impression on him–and the crew!
When it comes to a night in, there’s no better mix than some booze and a classic flick… as long as you’ve got the right one, and the right set of rules to go along with it. Some are hangover-inducing, others stay firmly in the realm of tipsy, but all ten of these time-tested games are guaranteed to take your quoting, cheering and witty banter to the next level.
What is it about bad boys that makes them so appealing? It’s that irresistibly alluring combination of devil-may-care attitude, meditative demeanor–and, of course, their smoldering good looks. From Hans Solo in “Star Wars” to Troy Dyer in “Reality Bites,” here are 10 cinematic bad boys we can’t help but love.
More than 100 films and TV productions have been adapted from, or based on, the published novels and short stories of prolific horror master Stephen King. But four movies, “Carrie,” “The Shining,” “Stand By Me,” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” have the added distinction of also being included in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
Though the annual Sundance Film Festival has been home to all kinds of movies, the independent film haven has premiered a surprisingly complete roster of the past few decades’ best examples of a genre more often associated with big budgets and Hollywood studios: the thriller. Featuring a young and hungry assortment of the movie world’s biggest stars and most respected filmmakers, these ten wildly original thrill rides launched careers into the realm of superheroes and Oscar wins.
One of the most distinctive filmmakers of the last two decades, Gus Van Sant’s movies challenge representations of gender, class and race. He’s also part of a small group of directors to have a number of his movies featured in “1001 Movies to See Before You Die.” From “Drugstore Cowboy” to Good Will Hunting ,” his entries testify to the rich diversity of his talent.
Love is great–unless it’s the unrequited kind, of course. If you’re wondering whether or not the person who’s been admiring you from afar just has a harmless crush or whether it’s turned into something a little more .. dangerous, here are 10 signs we’ve learned from the movies, from “Misery” to “my Best Friend’s Wedding,” you might want to review.
What is it about World War II that inspires such disparate filmmakers as Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino to craft some of their finest work? From “Inglourious Basterds” to “Saving Private Ryan,” here are 10 of the best movies to add to your must-see list.
1995 was a weird year. From “To Die For” to “Kids,” major directors and filmmakers made movies about bad sex in all its lurid variations. Here are 10 of those stories.
These 10 movies feature some courageous, revolutionary and downright remarkable ladies. From courtrooms (“North Country”) to college campuses (“Mona Lisa Smile”), they stand up for what the believe in and prove it’s worth it to fight for what’s right.
It’s time to add One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Dead Man to your Netflix cue.
If you’re deciding where to go on your summer vacation this year, maybe you should heed the warning of rural-set movies like “Wild,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Cape Fear” and “Deliverance.”
We’ve decided it’s time to unearth that age-old dilemma from the ’80s: Which Corey takes the cake? Vote for Corey Feldman or Corey Haim!
Are you Maverick from “Top Gun” or Daniel in “A Few Good Men”? Take this short personality quiz to find out which Tom Cruise character you are!
Morgan Freeman has played an amazing array of characters, including his roles in “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” Here are many of his best performances, all noted in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”
From charming romances like “500 Days of Summer” to intense thrillers like “American Psycho,” the movies that debut at the Sundance Film Festival are a diverse lot. What you can count on though is that they’re all interesting and entertaining. Here are the festival movies that you can watch on SundanceTV and online this month.
America likes to think of itself as the leader in zombie films and rightly so. But other parts of the world have also had the occasional misfortune to be overrun by brainless brain-eating undead, and so here are ten noteworthy movies, including “28 Days Later,” “Shaun of the Dead,” and “Zombie,” from other countries.